Dining Experiences Near the Nanaimo Howard Johnson Hotel

Dining for any time and any craving

With the Howard Johnson Hotel situated so closely to the core of down town Nanaimo, almost any craving can be satisfied!

Just want a delicious Tim Hortons’s Donut or Fa-la-latte? There’s a Tim Hortons‘ conveniently located just above our location, open from 4a.m to 1a.m!

Picnic-Picnic-Picnic – Everyone loves a picnic!

Swy-a-lana Lagoon and Maffeo Sutton Park, located just a 5 minute walk away is a beautiful, city park where all the best events happen. Picnic for free while surrounded with green grass (without the ants!), trees and a (free!) place for the kids to play!

Explore the gorgeous waterfront, watch seaplanes and boats traverse the harbour and visit novelty shops to finish off your picnic lunch with a delicious icecream while you pick up gifts for loved ones!

Also near-by, is the Lighthouse Bistro & Pub Enjoy a delectable array of fine cuisine from Seafood in the Bistro to Gourmet Burgers in the Pub, Sunday Brunch and much more at the Lighthouse.

Craving spicy, delicious Mexican Cuisine? Gina’s Mexican Cafe is the place to be if you’re looking for a cozy eatery with a patio featuring an array of classic Mexican dishes & margaritas in a funky space.

Looking for something to do “after hours”?

Nanaimo’s downtown nightlife has several of the hottest places to be, from a quick jaunt over to Protection Island to visit the Dinghy Dock Pub (please plan carefully – ferry times are scheduled and limited) for some waterfront Music Trivia nights & delicious food + gorgeous views all in one

to the Queens‘ right down town, an energetic, casual nightclub featuring live independent musicians, Chinese food & tavern fare.

Mambo’s Pizza, located in the downtown core of Nanaimo just a block or two from the Queens is one of the most popular after hours places for locals to grab a quick bite to eat before heading back home. Late hours and delicious pizza, whole, or by the slice to serve the after-hours crowd after a night of fun!

Or Just Stay In and Relax after a busy day

There are a lot of take out and delivery options! Travelling is exhausting and you’ve probably had a long, hard trip, or an intense day of work and play. Just grab a bottle of wine from the Landing Liquor Store – Or have it delivered! You can order Pizza or Pasta from Panago’s or Little Ceaser’s Pizza (just two of many local pizza and pasta restaurant options), or if you have a different craving, many Chinese food restaurants deliver too! Have it all brought right to your door!

Still out and about and thinking about a little later? Grab some fabulous “to-go” dishes from any of the popular deli’s in the local grocery stores, before you relax and unwind for the evening in your comfy Howard Johnson Hotel suite

Not sure what you really want? Simply call down to the front desk and ask for a recommendation! Our staff know all the tastiest places to get the best foods.